Thursday, September 30, 2010
Thinking Forward with Multi-Vendor Network Management Solutions
In order to succeed, service operators must be able to emerge with upcoming trends. While single-vendor network management platforms may seem less expensive, multi-vendor platform management increases service availability and allows operators to adopt new technologies as vendors supply it, in addition to leveraging existing systems. Multi-vendor network management platforms provide guaranteed interface with any device or system from any vendor, preventing potential technical limitations. At IBC, Ben Vandenberghe from Skyline Communications explained that multivendor network management solutions offer the ability to access to every piece of the network, which may increase customer satisfaction. Dataminer, which can integrate with more than 1,750 devices and 300 vendors, can offer real-time interfacing, trending, reporting, alarm correlation, automation, and services such as confidence monitoring, as well as unlimited client web access.